Academy Award® winners Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe team with director Ridley Scott (Gladiator) for an epic story as powerful as it is true. Armed with ruthless, street-wise tactics and a strict sense of honor, crime boss Frank Lucas (Washington) rules Harlem's chaotic drug underworld. When outcast cop Richie Roberts (Crowe) sets out to bring down Lucas's multi-million dollar empire, it plunges both men into a legendary confrontation. American Gangster is "a brutal and brilliant film" (Pete Hammond, Maxim)

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
173 Ratings

173 Ratings

80% TOMATOMETER

Critics Consensus: American Gangster is a gritty and entertaining throwback to classic gangster films, with its lead performers firing on all cylinders.

17+ COMMON SENSE

Violent, drug-fueled drama isn't for kids.

Information

Studio
Universal Pictures
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright

Languages

Primary
English (Audio Description, Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional

French (Subtitles, Stereo), Spanish (Subtitles, Stereo)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.
SDH
Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH) refer to subtitles in the original language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.
AD
Audio descriptions (AD) refer to a narration track describing what is happening on screen, to provide context for those who are blind or have low vision.

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